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Total Telecom: AOL's Case (#4) more influential in U.K. than Bill Gates (#8); Torvalds #39

Oct 17, 2000, 20:23 (1 Talkback[s])

"AOL chairman and chief executive Steve Case has more influence over the daily lives of the U.K. population than any other IT or telecoms figure, according to a "Power 300" list compiled by one of Britain's terrestrial broadcasters Channel 4 and printed in Sunday newspaper The Observer."

The list, decided upon by a panel of seven judges from business, the media and the arts, is of the 300 people worldwide who exert the greatest influence on the inhabitants of the U.K. ...Case comes in fourth, with the notes accompanying his entry citing the impending Time Warner merger..."

"Following Bill Clinton in seventh place is one Bill Gates of Microsoft. Other industry luminaries in the list that attracted Total Telecom's attention are: ...
36. Louis Gerstner, chairman and CEO, IBM.
38. Steve Jobs, interim CEO, co-founder of Apple Computer.
39. Linus Torvalds, father of the Linux operating system.
58. Hans Snook, chief executive, Orange.
68. Larry Ellison, chairman and CEO, Oracle.
69. Mario Monti, competition commissioner, EC.
72. Andy Grove, chairman, Intel.
75. Tim Berners-Lee, director, World Wide Web consortium (W3C), and one of the true fathers of the Web."

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